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  • Aug 5, 2015
  • 1 Rajan Vishal chosen for Election Commission’s Zonal award [ Awards ]

    About Rajan Vishal: Rajan Vishal is an IAS officer from Himachal Pradesh of batch 2008. He achieved 60th position in IAS exam. He did M. A. Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh and Master Business Economics (MBE) from University of Delhi, South Campus New Delhi.

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  • Aug 4, 2015
  • 1 Cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin honoured with Arjuna Award [ Awards ]

    About Ravichandran Ashwin: Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian international cricketer born on 17 September 1986 and he is from Tamil Nadu. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler.

    • He plays for Tamil Nadu in d

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  • 2 NTPC signed agreement with JBVNL to form Joint Venture for Patratu Power Plant [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About NTPC: NTPC Limited stands for National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is an Indian Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.

    • Its work is to generate electricity and allied activities.
    • It’s headquarter is in New Delhi.

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  • Aug 3, 2015
  • 1 Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta win Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015 [ Awards ]

    About Sanjiv Chaturvedi: Sanjiv Chaturvedi is an IFS (Indian Forest Service) officer from the Haryana cadre of 2002 batch. Currently he is the deputy secretary at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

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    Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015 Winner

    • He wa

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  • 2 Spices Board launches Subsidy Scheme to boost production and export [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Spices Board of India: The Spices Board is the Indian government monitoring and advertising agency for Indian spices. It’s headquarter is in Kochi. Chairman of Spices Board is Dr. Jayathilak, who is an IAS officer.

    • At its headquarters in Kochi the board has a state-of-the

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  • Jul 30, 2015
  • 1 Union Government announced E-tourist visa to Chinese nationals [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About e-tourist visa: The Electronic Travel Authorization facility became operational on 27 November 2014 for citizens of over 40 eligible countries, including those who are eligible for visa on arrival.

    • It is mainly issued for tourism, visiting friends and family, short durati

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  • Jul 29, 2015
  • 1 Etienne Benet Nestle India’s MD replaced [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Nestle: Nestle is a Swiss multinational food and liquid refreshment company. It’s headquarter is located in Vevey of Switzerland. Nestle produces the products like baby food, bottled water, breakfast puffed rice, coffee and tea, sweetmeat, dairy products, ice cream, ice-cov

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  • Jul 27, 2015
  • 1 UNESCO names Conakry as World Book Capital for 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    What is UNESCO? The abbreviation for UNESCO is The United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and it is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educati

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government has declared that 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have achieved or surpassed the literacy rate of 80 percent. These 14 States and UTs are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCR- Delhi, Chandigarh, Puduche

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Union Government clears defence proposals worth Rs 30,000 crore [ Defense ]

    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared worth over 30,000 crore rupees for buying four more P81 long-range maritime patrol aircraft for the navy and to replace army’s 60s vintage air defence guns.

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  • 2 Krishnapatnam Port receives Golden Peacock award for environment management [ Awards ]

    Krishnapatnam Port (Andhra Pradesh) has been awarded Golden Peacock environment management award for its achievements and initiatives in the field of environment. During the 17th World Congress on Environment Management, C Sasidhar is Managing Director of Krishnapatnam Port who w

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  • 3 CSK, Rajasthan Royals suspended for two years from IPL [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Supreme Court-appointed three-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha suspended two major Indian Premier League teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals from the cricket league for two years.

    • CSK and Rajasthan Royal were banned in regards

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  • 4 India inks $250-million loan pact with World Bank for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government, Andhra Pradesh government from India has inked a financing agreement with World Bank (WB) to raise US 250 million dollars financial assistance for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project (APDRP) in New Delhi.

    Objective of Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Proje

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  • 5 India and Myanmar to strengthen Defence ties [ Defense ]

    Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin have announced plans to strengthen their defence cooperation during a joint consultative commission (JCC) meeting held in New Delhi. JCC meeting had released joint statement on various a

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  • 6 Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government of India has appointed Bhanu Pratap Sharma as Chairperson Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). At present, Bhanu Pratap Sharma is Health and Family Welfare Secretary was given additional charge of FSSAI for three months. Sharma is an IAS officer

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  • Jul 14, 2015
  • 1 Urdu poet Bashar Navaaz passed away July 9, 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bashar Navaaz was Urdu poet, critic & orator who passed away in Aurangabad, Maharashtra at the age of 80 years old. Bashar Navaaz was known as an Indo Pak shayar as his gazals are popular in India as well as Pakistan.

    • Bashar Navaaz

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  • 2 India, Georgia ink MoU on electoral cooperation [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India and Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of election management and administration. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Dr. Nasim Zaidi Chairperson, Central Election Commission of Georgia and Ms. Tamar Zhvania were sign

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  • Jul 10, 2015
  • 1 ONGC MoEFCC holds meeting with 6 states to review ESA demarcation progess in Western Ghats [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prakash Javadekar who is Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) held a meeting with 6 states in New Delhi to review the progress of demarcation of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) along the Western Ghats region.

    • The crucial MoEFCC meeting was chaired

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  • Jul 7, 2015
  • 1 BSNL rolls out pre-paid card linked mobile wallet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) launches pre-paid card linked mobile wallet service ‘Speed Pay’ by Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. BSNL has launched the service in partnership with IT company Pyro which allows customers to transfer cash, pay for servi

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  • Jul 6, 2015
  • 1 Former CJI Y K Sabharwal passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Y K Sabharwal who was the Former Chief Justice of India passed away on 3 July 2015 in New Delhi, India. 73-year-old Justice Sabharwal is survived by two sons Chetan and Nitin. Justice Sabharwal was CJI (Chief Justice of India) from November 1,2005 to January 13,2007.

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  • Jul 2, 2015
  • 1 Memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao constructed at Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Construction of a memorial for former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao was completed recently at the Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi. During 1921 to 2004, P V Narasimha Rao was the tenth Prime Minister of India. The completion of the work coincided with his birth annivers

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  • Jun 30, 2015
  • 1 J Jayalalithaa launches first phase of Chennai Metro [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was inaugurated first phase of Chennai Metro service after she flagged off inaugural train. The first phase of Metro service covers the 10-km overhead (elevated) stretch which connects Alandur in south Chennai to Koyabedu in the north.

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  • Jun 25, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra topped the list of States and UTs in IPR filing in 2013-14 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) released a report on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) filing in India during 2013 - 14. Maharashtra topped the list of states and Union Territories (UTs) while Bengaluru was the top city in IPR filing.

    1. The top five states and UTs (Union T

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  • 2 EPFO makes UAN mandatory for all employers under its purview [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has notified an order to make Universal Account Number (UAN) mandatory for all its employers. Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is a statutory body of Union Government under the aegis of Ministry of Labour and Employment. Empl

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  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 Union Government launches augmented reality application ‘Sakaar’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Minister of State (MoS) in the Department of Atomic Energy Dr. Jitendra Singh has launched augmented Reality technology based mobile application named ‘Sakaar’ to highlight the achievements of the Department of Space in New Delhi. Educational Communication Unit (DECU) of ISRO is

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  • 2 Charles Correa, face of contemporary architecture in India passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Charles Correa who was India’s greatest contemporary architect passed away in Mumbai following a brief illness at the age 84. Charles Correa had played an important role in the creation of architecture for post-Independence India. He was born on 1 September 1930 in Secunderabad,

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  • 3 Union Cabinet approves Solar Power capacity target to 1 lakh MW under JNNSM by 2022 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved increasing India’s solar power capacity which increase capacity of five times from current capacity under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to 1 Lakh Mega Watt (MW) by 2022 in new Delhi. 1 Lakh Mega Watt (MW) target principa

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  • 4 India, Tanzania ink agreements for cooperation in various fields June 20, 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tanzania President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete have inked various agreements including for cooperation in the field of statistics, hydrography, agricultural science and tourism in New Delhi. Apart from signing these agreements, both nations also a

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  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Union Government announces Rs 1500 crore Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jitendra Singh who Minister of State (MoS) in the Department of Atomic Energy has launched an Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) of 1,500 crore rupees as per the mandatory provision under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLND), 2010 in New Delhi.

    1. At now, INIP becam

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  • 2 Snapdeal acquires mobility solutions company Letsgomo Labs [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Domestic e-commerce Snapdeal has acquired Letsgomo Labs which is Gurgaon based mobility solutions Company. According to the deal, Letsgomo team will become part of Snapdeal. It helps in conceptualization of applications and mobile sites to implementation and hosting.

    This deal w

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